Police hunt man over Brighton Pier assault

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A 14-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted while swimming at a popular Melbourne beach last month.

The teen was swimming with her friends off Middle Brighton Pier on the afternoon of January 13 when a man grabbed her.

The girl was swimming back to a ladder along the pier at the time of the attack.

Police say the man is in his 20s, with short dark hair, a solid build, and blue-green eyes.

He was last seen swimming away from the area.

Detectives have released a composite image of him they hope will help in their investigation.

Police say anyone who recognises the man or has any other information should contact Crimestoppers.